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Number of occupational schemes fall

The number of live occupational schemes fell 6 per cent as at March 31, 2004 to 94,000 from 100,000 a year earlier, according to figures from OPRA. The number of money purchase schemes fell 6 per cent to 77,300 from 72,700 over the period.


Charcol may bid for MBO

Bradford & Bingley&#39s decision to put its IFA businesses up for sale could lead to a management buyout at Charcol, according to general manager Ricky Okey. Speaking to Money Marketing, Okey said an MBO is definitely an option but stressed that there is no time limit on the sale as it is more important to […]

MPs hold debate on housing market renewal

MPs will hold an adjournment debate on Thursday on housing market renewal. The debate has been called for by Labour MP David Wright and will be held in Westminster Hall ahead of Whitsun recess.

Vanni&#39s rum do

Equitable chairman Vanni Treves earned his corn at the stricken society&#39s AGM last week, opening a gift from a policyholder at the University of the West Indies – a bottle of Jamaican rum. Treves spent a rum morning fielding questions from disgruntled retired colonels, no doubt wondering whether the ordeal was worth £125,000 a year. […]

ABI mystery shopping to probe commission

The ABI is to conduct its first-ever mystery shopping exercise of IFAs, focusing on how commission affects the way in which long-term savings are sold. Consultancy Charles River Associates will be working with polling organisation NOP to conduct the research, which is part of a drive by the ABI to promote greater public confidence in […]

Craig Inches – thoughts on how to preserve capital and generate income in an inflationary environment

In this short video, Craig Inches, head of short rates and cash at Royal London Asset Management, offers his thoughts on how to preserve capital and generate income in an inflationary environment. Watch the video in full The value of investments and the income from them is not guaranteed and may go down as well […]


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